Spring Clean Thank you


Spring cleanAfter along wet and cold spell the weather turned mild and the sun fought to show its face as we met to tackle the village Spring clean today.

Of course this event doesn’t just happen it requires planning which involves the Tidy Towns Committee with the support of the Community Association Committee,  Fingal County Council Operations Department and registration with An Taisce and advertising inviting all to participate in this worthy event.

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MargaretI am happy to report that we had a great turn out of adults and children who joined together in teams to tackle the list of tasks set out for them.  They were given gloves, hi viz vests and plastic bags and any tools required for the job in hand. After two hours the majority of the work was done which resulted in many plastic bags of rubbish picked, six trailer loads of all types of junk which was pulled out of ditches.  The Rubbish Bins got a good wash and paths were scraped and swept. The event was recorded with photos and on completion the adults were given Tea and fresh buns made by Sarah and the children had Fruit Shots with goodies supplied by Gerry in Spar. Meanwhile, Patrick with his team of helpers drove around the village and collected all the rubbish into one central area for collection by Mick and his Operations team from Fingal Co Co.

Many hands make light work and that certainly proved to be the case today.Trailer rubbish

Many thanks to all who participated it makes it all worthwhile when you see the willingness of people to give of their time and effort in making our village a better place to live in. Fingal Co CoThank you to the Operations crew in Fingal Co Co who are always so helpful in any task we ask for help with.

Spring clean gang 2018

For those who for whatever reason could not be there today, this is only the start of our Tidy Towns season. You get another chance in May when we will have another day for planting, cutting, strimming etc.   Meanwhile there is no reason why you can’t pick up a piece of litter or pull a few weeds where needed as well as sweeping the pavement or any other task that would enhance your area. Youspring clean kids can always “Adopt a Patch” where you feel a little bit of tender loving care make all the difference to an area.

You just have to be willing to do it and the rewards are mighty.   It is even better if you do it in a small group it is a great way to get exercise fresh air and make new friends.

Keep in touch with the Tidy Towns Committee via email: tidyvillage@balrothery.com  or www.balrothery.com

Margaret Haugh


Balrothery Tidy Towns Committee

Spring Clean 2018

Spring clean 2018

Spring Clean Day 2018

National Spring Clean Day is being held in Balrothery Village on Saturday 7th April. Volunteers are meeting at the Heritage Green at 10am. All residents of Balrothery are invited to participate.

Balrothery Tidy Towns Group are asking for volunteers to come out on the day.   We will supply gloves, bags etc.  wear old clothes and sturdy shoes.  We would love to see a really good turn as this is a great opportunity for you to make a difference in your community.  National Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. 

We are also encouraging the residents in all the Estates in Balrothery to organize a group for cleaning up where they live.  Again, we will support you by supplying gloves, bags and will organize the collection of your litter.  Please let us know your clean up plans by emailing tidyvillage@balrothery.com  


It would also make a difference if on an ongoing basis everyone looked after the area outside of their own house, picking up litter, cleaning pathways and road curbes and keeping weeds at bay. 

Of course the litter picking and cleaning doesn’t stop after the 7th we are desperately in need of support all year round especially at this time heading into summer as we prepare our Tidy Towns  Competition entry for 2018.  The entry is sent by 24th May and judging starts June/July so you can see how important it is to have our village looking its very best.

Look forward to hearing from you and also meeting you on the 7th April.

Margaret Haugh

Balrothery Tidy Towns Group